Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Author Interview: Rick Morton author of 50 Hairstylists

Rick Morton, author of 50 Hairstylists, stopped by for an interview.

What made you want to write a book about hairstylists?

Well, I’ve been producing video education in the professional beauty industry for over 30 years and in that time I’ve gotten to know a lot of very successful stylists and salon owners. And I’ve seen a lot of young stylists who would like to succeed in their beauty career. But it’s not easy.

So you saw a need…

Yes. The stylists in our book have “been there… done that”. They’ve made the mistakes and learned what it takes to be successful. People like Beth Minardi, the NY hair color guru or Hollywood’s Kim Vo… Orlando Pita, Nick Arrojo, Tabitha Coffey. These are big-time success stories. I thought, These are stories that young stylists need to hear if they’re going to be successful. So I started making calls.

Did anyone turn you down?

Interestingly, no. No one did. Every single stylist, whether they knew me or not, was eager to share their success secrets. I was pretty amazed, actually. The information in the book is invaluable to a young stylist.

Is there anything else you'd like your readers to know about the book?

There's some great information in this book for a young stylist just starting out in their career. Information they did NOT learn in beauty school. The stylists, colorists and salon owners featured in the book are some of the most successful in the country and worldwide. The book makes a great gift for your hairdresser, too!

About the book:

5O HAIRSTYLISTS is a book created especially for beauty school students and young stylists just starting out in the beauty business. The book features interviews with 50 top hairstylists from the US, Canada and Europe and offers invaluable information about how they have achieved their success in the industry. They share what they wish they had learned in school but didn't; what mistakes they made; how they learned haircolor; the importance of mentoring; what they would do over again if they could and what they think were the most important things that made them a success. From New York's Beth Minardi , Vivienne Mackinder and Nick Arrojo, to San Diego's Robert Cromeans, to London's Anthony Mascolo and 45 others, these great stylists share this information for the first time to help students get started on the right foot on their road to success as a hairdresser. This is a 'must have' book for any student who is serious about becoming a successful stylist.

About the author:

Rick is a video producer working in the professional beauty industry for 30 years


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